Marc FerrantiExecutive News Editor, IDG News Service

Marc Ferranti is executive news editor of the IDG News Service, and is based in New York.

Wall Street Beat: Servers Up, PCs Down

Good news trickled in this week for the hardware sector, plagued by a slump in the traditional PC market, as Gartner reported that server sales rose during the...

Wall Street Beat: IPO, Enterprise Sales Boost Tech

Excitement over LinkedIn's stunning market debut appears to have outweighed concerns this week about Hewlett-Packard and Dell earnings reports, which highlighted...

Wall Street Beat: Microsoft Deal, Intel Dividend Buoy Tech

Though Cisco had disappointing earnings news this week, the Microsoft deal to buy Skype, an Intel dividend and solid financials from Symantec helped keep...

Wall Street Beat: China Tech IPOs Create US Buzz

Chinese tech companies are once again creating U.S. IPO market buzz, with social-networking site RenRen going public Wednesday, software security vendor NetQin...

Wall Street Beat: Tech Sales Stay Strong

Though there were some concerns about tech company earnings this week as Microsoft, SAP and other bellwethers reported results, the IT sector has helped drive...

Wall Street Beat: Tech Sector off to Strong Start in Q1

A Who's Who of IT bellwethers including Apple, IBM, Intel and Qualcomm issued strong financial reports this week, the height of earnings season, reinforcing...

Wall Street Beat: Tech Stocks Show Some Resilience

Despite an unusual earnings miss Thursday by Internet bellwether Google, continuing geopolitical turmoil and disappointing news for the PC market, IT is...

RIM's PlayBook Faces Mixed Reception Ahead of Launch

Research in Motion executives came out in force Thursday evening in New York, playing hosts at the industry launch of the PlayBook tablet in an effort to...

Wall Street Beat: Underlying Confidence Marks Tech Sector

Another strong earthquake in Japan Thursday and rising oil prices caused turmoil in the markets this week, but there still appears to be strong underlying...

Appeals Court Knocks Down Verizon Net Neutrality Challenge

An appeals court Monday dismissed Verizon's challenge of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission's December net neutrality ruling, calling it premature.

Wall Street Beat: IT Earnings Boost Market Confidence

Oracle, Red Hat and Micron earnings, along with good macroeconomic news, are pumping oxygen into tech stocks after the tragic March 11 earthquake in Japan...

AT&T to Acquire T-Mobile USA for $39 Billion

AT&T plans to acquire T-Mobile USA from Deutsche Telekom in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $39 billion, the companies announced Sunday.

Wall Street Beat: Quake Rocks Tech Stocks

The devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan on March 11 took a tragic toll on human life but also rocked markets this week, sending shares of...

Wall Street Beat: IBM, Apple Riding High

Passing the second anniversary of the Great Recession's market low this week, the technology sector remains a pillar for corporate revenue and investor...

Wall Street Beat: Tablets, Big Data Shape IT Economics

News from Apple and Teradata along with various economic forecasts this week show that at seemingly opposite ends of the technology-product spectrum, non-PC...